|Alexandra asks: |
I have very fine, naturally blonde long hair, which is thin especially on top. Iíve had this style for most of my life and would love to have an elfin short hairstyle. I have good bone structure but Iím not sure that my hair is thick enough on top to have it real short. I also want a small fringe but not sure what style of fringe, as I havenít had a fringe for about 20 years and worried that it may annoy me as my hair is so fine. Is a short hairstyle the best style for me?
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An elfin crop would be a drastic change from your long style, so it is best to be certain itís the right cut for you before you go ahead with it.
You can get an idea of what your new haircut would look like by tying your hair back into a tight pony-tail and standing sideways to a mirror. Hold a smaller compact mirror in front of you and adjust so you can see your side profile. This will give you a clear view of what size and shape your head is. ...More >
Remember, a hairdresser can tell you a haircut will look great, but youíre the one who will have to live with it, so use your own judgement to decide whether you would suit this particular style.
The elfin crop looks better on those with fine hair and good bone structure - so you sound like the perfect candidate. Thick hair is just too unruly and can stand up in tufts when short.
If you have a high forehead, I would suggest you get a long, sexy fringe cut in as this will provide a bit of camouflage and balance out your face. This is also my favourite take on the crop! If youíre feeling really brave go for an asymmetric cut and make yourself stand out.
The best way to style a crop is to wash your hair with my Poker Straight Shampoo and Conditioner, followed by Poker Straight Glistening Balm when it is still damp. Blow dry using a paddle brush, then spritz on some Poker Straight Flat Iron Protection Mist before straightening to protect your barnet.
Straighten the ends of the hair, then mess it all up with As Ruff as You Like, working vigorously through the whole of your hair. Tip: Donít use a mirror to do this - you want your hair to be a bit messy looking. Only look in the mirror to tweak a few strays into place.
This is a fun haircut, so have fun styling it!
|Tony asks: |
My hair is quite thick and very wavy. It used to be tight ringlets when I was younger, but as I got older, my hair straightened out more. Now, it is puffy and wavy, but at the front of my scalp, I
have baby hair and itís like flyaway but they are really frizzy. I
straighten them but they still stick out and wonít lie flat like they
do on people with straight hair. What can I do? Also, I want a new
funky hairstyle that is more interesting. My hair doesnít really have
a style at the moment. I want it thinned, and maybe a side fringe, but what else? Also, when I straighten my hair it takes a hour and a half because there is so much of it and its so wavy.
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Why not try and incorporate some layers into your style, as this will add movement and definition to your hair, but also and more importantly for you, it will thin out your hair and make it more manageable! Use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner such as Fudgeís Smooth Shot range (£9.95 each) and apply a serum to your hair whilst still damp. Try and hold back from using your hair straighteners for such long periods of time as this will most definitely damage your hair!
|Dee asks: |
I have dark colored hair. I had highlighted my hair earlier like 6 months ago with chestnut streaks. Now I am thinking of switching to burgundy or mahogany or auburn to get the reddish brown streaks. But some of my friends have suggested that it will turn orange after 3 months. I am a lazy person and will not visit the salon often. The present colour of my highlights which as I mentioned earlier are chestnut in colour, but when it faded it did not change much but I am afraid if any of those colours that I want to choose might turn orange if I donít touch them up often. Please help what should I do?
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I understand what your friends are saying because they have had a situation where their hair was lifted to a orange stage either with a lightener (bleach) then a colour was deposited on top, or with a permanent colour, that also lifted their natural colour to a orange stage then deposited a red tone on top, which either way done, then faded to orange the level it was lifted to. So I would suggest that if your hair is light enough now to be able to put the desired red tone on top of what you have and you use a deposit color only (Semi) then it will fade eventually to what you have now and not to an orange. So the trick is to use a deposit only colour (Semi maybe Demi but I would need to see your hair) in the red to red mahogany family without lifting your hair, however if you do not like to frequent your stylist then red might not be a good choice for you as red shades do fade quicker and are higher maintenance than other shades but can be fun for a change.
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